Sunday, April 01, 2007


There seems to be a little confusion about my little home business which, for lack of anything better, I call:


In this little effort of mine, I take your 33s, 45s, cassettes, or reel-to-reel tapes, digitize them, clean out a lot of the static, and then place them on CDs, so you can enjoy them again … and still have them.

Now, what I DON’T do is transfer film and/or videos to DVD’s. I don’t do slideshows, either.

BUT …. I know someone who does, since some of you have asked.

A caveat first. At Wal-Mart and other electronics retailers, you can find a moderately-priced gadget that takes a videotape on one side and a DVD on the other. It claims to transfer the videotape to the DVD. I have no idea how well it works, and also wonder how the gadget handles it when a film/VHS is over 2 hours long, since that’s the capacity of a DVD.

Don’t know how it handles copy protection on the tape, either.

If you feel like playing with it at home, get one, but don’t say I recommended it to you.

Now, what to do with this other stuff. Let me recommend JJ Film Conversion.

John and Jamie Lemons are set up to handle the video stuff. They can handle the audio stuff, too, but at that point, they’re getting onto my turf. Yet, they’re set up for 8mm and Super8mm film, and videotape to DVD transfers: I'm not.

You can go to their web site, and find out more. They are here in Searcy, and nice people.

As for me … well, you already know how to get in touch with me – and I hope you will.



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